It’s Autumn! Here’s Your Seasonal Well-Being Checklist

September 17, 2021

 

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Now that the leaves have started to turn in much of the country, our focus has shifted from fun in the sun to preparing for the cold months ahead. From tackling those DIY projects to reacting to the constant shifts of global health, there is a lot to think about!

But we’re here to help. What follows is a collection of articles to help you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy as you prepare for the fall and winter seasons.


Now is a great time to work on those house projects

The fall season is a popular time to maintain and insulate your home for the cold months ahead. But don’t forget about protecting your eyes! Before you pick up any tools, read this article to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to protect your vision. (Hint: Invest in a pair of safety goggles—your eyeglasses won’t cut it.)

Get the most out of in-season produce

Apples, carrots and broccoli: what do these three fruits and veggies have in common? If you said “good for your oral health,” you’re half correct! These items are also in season during the fall, which means they are packed with nutrients and extra deliciousness. Learn more about the benefits of eating seasonally and get your shopping list started.

Don’t neglect your mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible amount of strain on all of us and it is no wonder many Americans have seen their mental health decline over nearly two years. Talking with a counselor can truly make a difference, which is why the use of teletherapy is on the rise. If you have considered giving teletherapy a try, here is everything you need to know.

Healthy doesn’t have to be pricey

Don’t let organic food labels and trendy exercise equipment fool you: you don’t need these things to live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, utilizing these seven simple hacks can help improve your mental and physical well-being, just in time for the weather to turn.

Prepare for winter’s effect on your oral health

For many of us, winter’s harsh winds and chill makes us think of bundling up, watching beautiful snowflakes or brushing snow off our vehicles. But cooler temperatures can also have an impact on our oral health in ways you may not expect. Don’t get caught off guard: learn how to protect your oral health once winter rolls around.

Staying active at home is 100% doable

Between the colder weather and the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us may find our homes once again becoming central hubs of work and school for our families. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice exercise: it is easy (and even fun!) to fold activity into your day. Here’s how to do it, even with a full house.

The bottom line: Don’t get left out in the cold: start taking these small steps to take care of yourself and your loved ones. The fall season is a great time to get your ducks in a row so your health and well-being can thrive even in the chilliest of months!

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